Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
communities and make money, too. it's called social or community impact investing. as diane eastabrook reports, this trend is providing a financial boost to many cash- strapped neighborhoods. >> reporter: philanthropy is a way of life for university of chicago senior thomas george, guiding his career goals and investment choices. >> if my money isn't going to be working for something that i don't actually believe in, then i'm not interested. >> reporter: last summer, george bought a $500 community investment note from calvert foundation. his money is helping finance organizations like growing home. >> so, these are good. >> reporter: growing home's an urban farm that puts the chronically unemployed to work producing fruits and vegetables in one of chicago's poorest neighborhoods. >> community investing is a growing trend both here and in europe. it allows investors to take a financial stake in their communities to improve housing, fight crime and even add jobs. >> reporter: community investing works a couple of different ways. social impact bonds raise capital to achieve a social goal like kee
Feb 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
civil libertarians have been muted. >> after, obama has been much more aggressive about it. >> diane feinstein, following up on your point, says, look, we have such a process. i don't think you can calculate the hostility and the enmity that is generated by civilian deaths. >> drones _ the tragic nature of being a superpower. people are going to get drone s and come back at us. but it is still necessary that we do these things because what else are we going to do? >> we have a secret army and the cia is going off on its own. you wrote a book about this -- >> it makes me extremely anxious because the history of a covert action is that it often backfires. i hate to be fruity about this, but if you are a superpower and try to keep peace and the world, you are going to be reprehensible things and it is almost guaranteed to come back and bite you, but you still have to do it. >> i remember you predicted right after 9/11, get ready, we will do unpalatable things. >> of course, it just goes with the territory. >> there was this moment in the hearings that i thought was indicative which was
Feb 27, 2013 1:00am PST
the phyllis c. wattis foundation and diane b. wilsey. >> sculptor bruce beasley has worked in this west oakland complex since 1964. large scale geometric pieces. bruce grew up in los angeles making model airplanes and hot rods. >> bruce beasley: the realization that i could make something that didn't have an existence before, with my hands, that came out of my imagination. that somehow, in some little tiny way, spoke emotionally, was just exhilarating.
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
-- the james irvine foundation, expanding opportunity for the people of california. diane b. wilsey. the kqed campaign for the future program venture fund. with additional support from -- the george frederick jewett foundation. helen sarah steyer. and the phyllis c. wattis foundation. >>> with sunrise just moments away, katherine westerhout has no time to lose. >> boy, that light's coming up fast. >> she's come to the abandoned 16th st. train station in west
Feb 21, 2013 12:00am PST
, other creatures. >> rose: and they all need you. >> yeah, but i always go back to people like dian fossey. not that i'm dian fossey, but she dedicated her life to gorillas. and you can dedicate your life to one species and it takes a lifetime so this idea that we should do multiple groups of animals is just not practical so turtles, there's 330 species of tufrts; that's a lot. so we're trying to do just a few turtles. >> rose: you can name all of them? >> (laughs) by and large. there's a few species probably yet to be described but yeah. >> rose: where are most of the turtles in the world? >> many in in the u.s., actually. people don't know that. >> rose: southwest? >> southeast primarily. >> rose: really? >> florida, louisiana. we have -- north america has a lot of turtles. but southeast asia is what they call a hot spot. myanmar there's many different species, colombia in south america where you have a lot of -- >> are those governments responsive? >> you know, that's really a good question. they're -- in these countries myanmar, madagascar, media, the lack of political will with
Feb 13, 2013 1:00am PST
kimball fund. diane b. wilsey. and by the kqed campaign for the future program venture fund with additional support from meridee moore and kevin king helen sarah steyer, and the phyllis c. wattis foundation. this project is also supported, in part, by an award from the national endowment for the arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.
Feb 20, 2013 1:00am PST
foundation the marin community foundation the koret foundation the phyllis c. wattis foundation and diane b. wilsey. [ guitar ] >> walter kitundu: the phonocora is a 21-stringed instrument modeled after a west african instrument called the cora. one day i just started building, and about two and a half, three weeks later, i had this big boat of an instrument sitting in my basement. so my challenge, i guess, was to learn how to play it. >> tanni